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Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas


To all my lovely crafty friends.
Hope Santa is good to you and that you have a fabulous Christmas.

TTFN

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

A Sad Farewell at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.

I have soooooo NOT been looking forward to writing this post as it is to share my DT make for the very last challenge over at 


and as it's the last challenge we have the theme of 

YOUR FAVOURITE PTW CHALLENGE 

Well with so many amazing challenges over so many amazing years thanks to our amazing leader Dawny P - it was sooooooo hard to narrow it down so I bottled it and went for something seasonal for a special person in my life and chose the theme

LET IT SNOW

and here's what I did


Most of the DT will be having a prize giveaway of their own on their posts today and I too have a mystery prize to give to one commenter on my post - but you do have to enter the challenge as well in order to win the prizes. All winners will be picked by each DT member from the comments left on their own posts and announced next week on the main PTW challenge winner post.
Before I sign off I would just like to take the opportunity to thank Dawny and ALL the team at Papertake Weekly for all they have done and for giving me the chance to work alongside such a fabulous talented bunch of crafty girls - THANK YOU.

Thank you too for popping by and for all your continued support and encouragement - I really do appreciate it.
Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Monday, 21 December 2015

A Snowy Christmas Scene

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Don't be shocked but I'm here today to share a couple of non-DT cards I made at the weekend - some last minute Festive makes!!!!
And I will have a few more to share before we head off to Centre Parcs in The Lake District for a relaxing Christmas break - just me, my DH, Jack and my MiL - but we will be doing Christmas all over again next Monday with all the kids and my gorgeous Grandchildren :o)

I made 4 of this style - super simple and it's one of my most favourite Christmas images
and another design - same colour and same image just a different size and LO
Challenges I would like to enter:

Glitter n Sparkle - Glittery, Sparkly Christmas
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Let it Snow
Sweet Stampin' - Merry Christmas
Winter Wonderland - BINGO (Snowflakes, Glitter, Rhinetone/Pearls)

After my marathon ironing session yesterday - 7 hours in total!!!! I am thrilled to say that today is the first day in many weeks months that I don't have any specific jobs to do - so I think I will have a lazy PJ day catching up with my bloggy friends whilst watching some Christmas movies and maybe eating a few choccies :o)

Thanks for popping by.
Hope you have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Winter Birthday at Papertake Weekly

Good evening my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Mine was spent with my beautiful Grandchildren visiting a certain man in a big red suit - totally magical - just as it should be at their age.

I can hardly believe there is just over a week to go - and still sooooooooo much to do - hoe you are more organised than I seem to be this year!!!!

Anyway I am really here to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY 

and as today is our very own lovely leader Dawny P's birthday the theme is

WINTER BIRTHDAYS

Here's what I did:



I also have some very sad news to share - next week will be the very last challenge from 
Papertake Weekly - after 8 fabulous years we have decided the time is right to finish and we will be going out with a mahooooosive bang next week.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dawny P for giving me the chance to work alongside some amazingly talented ladies - it has been a huge honour to be part of this team - a true highlight in my little crafty journey - THANK YOU xx

Have a wonderful evening.
TTFN

Thursday, 10 December 2015

It's a Pink Christmas at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

So thrilled to be here to share my DT make for the new challenge - and the last one for 2015 - over at 


and what else could the theme be but 

CHRISTMAS 

and obviously as we are all about the PINK it has to be 

A PINK CHRISTMAS

and for me another opportunity to share another Festive Home Decor piece - that I'm happy to say was soon snapped up at my last Christmas Craft Fayre last weekend :o)


Our wonderful sponsor this week is 

offering 1 lucky winner
$15 to spend in their online store.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous Pink Festive makes from my lovely DT buddies - you won't be disappointed.

Hoping to be back in blogland on a more regular basis very soon.

Thanks to all you lovely peeps that are still supporting me.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends
Hope you are well and had a wonderful weekend.

I should be tucking in to either some scummy lunch or another cup of coffee and cake whilst you are reading this - as I am meeting my lovely DT buddies Kat and Sue from In the Pink and I am so excited :o)

But the real reason I'm here today is to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and this week as it's the first Tuesday of the month - and can you believe it's the first day of the month too - it's time for our 

ANYTHING GOES 

challenge theme with the OPTION of 

MAKE A CHRISTMAS GIFT

Here's what I made for my snuggalicious Granddaughter Ruby Mae 




At 2 and 1/2 she is now getting super excited about Christmas and especially Santa so this fabulous image from LOTV - who are our generous sponsor this week - was just perfect for her door hanger.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Right must dash as I need to make sure I look half decent for my coffee date!!!

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

 

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Your Favourite Stamp/Image at In the Pink

Good morning my lovely crafty friends
Long time no see!!!

I seem to have lost my Blogging Mojo but luckily not my Crafty Mojo as I am stacked out with Craft Fayre makes, magazine commissions and my own personal cards for friends and family - maybe there just isn't anymore time left for me to blog as well - over and beyond my DT makes and requirements - thank goodness I still have those to get me on here :o)

I am sure things will settle down very soon - I have a Christmas Craft Fayre this evening and then my last one a week on Saturday - I had to say no to 3 others as I know I just couldn't do them justice with so little time available - but nice to know they wanted me hahaha!!!

Anyway I have my DT make for the new challenge over at

IN THE PINK 

to share with you today. I can't tell you how much time I spent trying to decide what image to use as the theme is

YOUR FAVOURITE STAMP/IMAGE

I have sooooooo many favourites - depending on the mood and who the card/project is for so I really struggled to pinpoint a specific favourite. However, I totally love the Gorjuss Girls and they were one of my very first purchases many moons ago when I began on this road of creativity so I decided to choose one of those and here's what I  did:

 


Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the awesome inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is
offering 1 lucky winner £10 to spend in their online store.

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.

I'm off to get the car packed and ready for this evening.
TTFN

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Fancy Fold or Shaped Cards at In the Pink

Good morning crafty peeps. 
Don't fall over but I'm back again with another post - twice in one week must be on a roll lol!!!

Well maybe not on a roll but thank goodness for DT commitments or I might not get on here at all!!!

I'm feeling a little lost this morning as Jack spent the night at his girlfriend's house - first time I have allowed him to stay on a school night - a sign he is growing up and I am trying to embrace it - but it's not easy :o(

So today I have a rather pathetic effort for my DT make to share with you for the new challenge over at 


and this time we would like to see your 

FANCY FOLDS or SHAPED CARDS

I took the easy route of a fancy shaped card using one of my favourite but not often used Go Kreate dies
So trying to keep with 'flatter' style Christmas cards for lower postage costs I haven't added to many heavy embellishments or too many layers.

We have the fabulous Jill from 
as our sponsor this time - offering 1 lucky winner:


Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the far more fabulous  inspiration from my lovely Pink Lady DT buddies - you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.

TTFN

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Christmas Critters

Good evening my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are all well and those not I wish well soon.
Once again I find myself starting my post with an apology for being absent and a bad blogger but this time it's because I have been a little bit poorly :o(
Nothing serious just a stonking headache and nausea - I think Jack kindly passed on a bug that he had the week before. 
Happy to report that although I still have a headache I am not feeling sick anymore - thank goodness!!!!

Unfortunately though it did mean I had to cancel my trip to the NEC on Thursday which meant I didn't get the chance to meet up with some lovely blogging buddies - in particular Marianne and Lynsey - so sorry I didn't make it - will have to try again next year :o)

As you can imagine I felt rather sorry for myself for a few days but a day spent with all the girls - including Jack's girlfriend - and all the boys on Sunday soon cheered me up :o)

So today I'm here to share my DT project for the new challenge over at

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY

and this week the lovely Dawny has picked the theme

CHRISTMAS CRITTERS

I decided to make another piece of Festive Home Decor - hope you're not getting bored with them!!

The last one of these I shared with you was decorated with Traditional colours so I thought this would be an alternative Contemporary theme to offer on my Craft table - my first Christmas Craft Fayre is this Sunday - eek!!!!

Hope to catch up with you soon.
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx






Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly - Optional Christmas Gift

Good evening my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your week has got off to a good start.

I can hardly believe it's November already - the big man in the RED SUIT will be paying us a visit in the blink of an eye!!!

I still have sooooooo much to do before that happens and that includes frantically stocking up on my Festive Makes for my upcoming Craft Fayres.

So with this week's challenge over at 


being 

ANYTHING GOES 

with the option of making a 

CHRISTMAS GIFT 

it was the perfect opportunity to add to my stock with this piece of Festive Home Decor 
Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes - with a Christmas Theme
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Christmas - Christmas Decoration

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous evening.
TTFN

Thursday, 29 October 2015

It's the Most Magical Time of the Year

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are well and enjoying your week.

I had a wonderful weekend away 'Up North' visiting family - a VERY long overdue visit to see my brother and my sister - it was fabulous.

Then I had two very special little visitors to stay this week - my adorable Granddaughters so I have been kept busy and away from my little blog again - but real life does come first I'm afraid :o)

So today I'm here to share my DT make for a couple of challenges.

Over at 


we have the theme of 

MAGICAL

and over at 


it's the usual 

ANYTHING GOES

Here's what I came up with - well Christmas is quite 'Magical' to me :o)
And as it will probably be for one of my beautiful Granddaughters it just had to be Pink - well that and it's my DT make for In the Pink too lol!!!
Card Ingredients:

Image: Sugar Nellie 'Hey Little Birdie'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Joy Crafts 'Winter Wishes - Snowflake Border'
I added some red liner extra strong double sided tape across the top of the snowflake border and then some fine pink glitter.
Pink Crystals from The Hobby House - Embellishments will be on Create & Craft tomorrow at 10am
I also added some 3D White Snow and Crushed Ice Crystals to the 'fur' on her coat and boots.
And of course lashings of Glamour Dust to her wings.

Our sponsor at In the Pink this time is 


offering 1 lucky winner £10 voucher to spend instore

and our fabulous sponsor over at The Sugar Bowl is


and 1 lucky winner will win 4 Sugar Nellie digi images of their choice.

There is also a DT call over at The Sugar Bowl - and I am throwing my hat in and keeping my fingers crossed as I totally adore these images - so wish me luck :o)
Click the image below for full details.


Challenges I would like to enter:

4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes 
As You Like It - Favourites Brights or Pastels - mine is Brights I love how they make an image pop
Crimbo Crackers - Pink 
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles
ABC Christmas - 'V' is for Very Cute 
Fab n Funky - Christmas 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.

TTFN

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

It's All About the Base at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.

Hope you are well and had a wonderful weekend.

The sun is shining here in Gloucestershire today but there is definitely a nip in the air - great for a brisk walk which is what I'm hoping to do later this afternoon.

First though I would like to share my DT me for the new challenge over at 


and this week our lovely Dawny has picked the theme 

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BASE

So no square projects this week.

I think it would be fair to say I might just about have it covered with this piece of Festive Home Decor that I have made for one of my upcoming Christmas Craft Fayres -
although this may not make it either (see this post) as my DiL has her eye on it lol!!!
Gorgeous Dutch Doobadoo MDF 'Winter Set' from Noor Designs UK
Design Papers: First Edition 'Jingle All the Way'
Vintage Seam Binding from The Ribbon Girl
Berries from Anna Marie Designs
Poinsettias from Hobbycraft
Christmas Red Stickles

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Mary and Andrea from
offering 1 lucky winner


Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by.
Hope to play 'catch-up' (again) with you all later this evening as my DH will be away in Manchester for work so I shall have the TV on in the background and MacBook on my lap having a good old bloggy browse.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN